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Former MP Hussein Kyanjo passes on

Man Jose Kayima

Former Makindye West lawmaker Hussein Kyanjo has died this morning at Kibuli Hospital in Kampala.

Kyanjo’s lifeless body is currently at Kibuli Hospital where he reportedly died from.

Kyanjo was a prominent outspoken opposition Justice Forum (JEEMA) party politician until 2011 when he suffered a strange illness he personally linked to poisoning.

Kyanjo has been battling colon cancer as well.

Briefly on Hussein Kyanjo

Hussein Kyanjo was born in Ntuuma,
Bukomansimbi District in 1960 to Hajji Siliman Zirabamuzaale Jakana and Mariam Nabuuma.

He is the seventh born in a family of 10 children.

Kyanjo attended Ntuuma primary school in Bukomansimbi, Bilal Islamic School Bwaise, a Kampala City suburb from where he attained Islamic education (Madarasa), Mbuulire primary school, Kako Primary School where he received his Primary Leaving Examination Certificate in 1975, and then Masaka Secondary School from where he received both his O’ & A’ Level certificates.

Thereafter, in 1983, Kyanjo joined Makerere University graduating with a Degree in Industrial and Fine Art.

Before joining politics Hussein Kyanjo worked as a graphics designer in a self-owned entity including supplying printing materials till he was voted into parliament in 2006 to serve as the MP for Makindye East Constituency Kampala City division.

Kyanjo’s first encounter with elective politics was in 2001, as the Makindye MP, but lost the race to Yusuf Nsambu. However, he returned in 2006 where he achieved victory as the Makindye West legislator.

While at Parliament, Kyanjo served as a shadow Minister in charge of the presidency. He was one of the sounding legislators in the 8th and 9th parliament. He also served as a member of the defence committee at Parliament.

For starters, Kyanjo has ever served as a news anchor for the Muslim community in the 80s & 90s at Nakasero Tabliq Mosque delegated by the Amir Dawa Sheikh Yunus Kamoga. Kyanjo’s role was to seek vital news in and outside Uganda in relation to Islam and present them during prayer hours. May his soul rest in Eternal peace

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